Technology offer : FRAMBOISINE, a Single-board Computer cluster
The Framboisine is aimed at providing low-cost solution for cluster computing for Southern Countries as well as portable solutions for bioinformatics training. In that respect, we tested and validated solutions based on Single-Board Computers, such as the RaspBerry Pi, working on ARM processors.
The idea is to combine such SBC to obtain 2000€ clusters comprising a master node and 10 slaves, as well as storage and networking. Three prototypes exist (using Rpi, CubieTruck and OlinuXino-A20Lime2) and are deployed to Southern partners for in situ validations.
Mini-cluster assembly methodology could be developped with other types of card including 64bits processors cards. This technology could be used in various scientific program such as ecology, genomic, astronomy etc..
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